Completing A Saga and Another Story Arc

One of the things I enjoy doing is trying to get back into the swing of things after a relatively long vacation and trying to remember how to make my way back through my favorite game, DDO :).  I recently just came back from spending about a week or so in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, Tennessee with immediate and extended family.  We had a blast while we were out there but at the same time I was separated from my desktop computer and couldn’t log into DDO.

We made it back home on Saturday and I logged in with Erdrique (Level 30 Rogue/Shadowdancer) later that night and spent a good amount of time just catching up on character maintenance and then trying the quest The Thrill of the Hunt on epic hard but unfortunately came up short on completing it.  Not only was this particular quest one of the lesser known quests for me, I also needed to catch back up to speed with the mechanics of the game.

Things turned out much better on Sunday.  I dual boxed with Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) and Suppply (Level 10 Paladin) and they were working cooperatively through the Sentinels of Stormreach Story Arc.  The last quest I needed was The Tide Turns.  I took them both into the quest to take on Captain Tew and his Blood Tide Pirates on elite.  I primarily moved through the quest with Suppply as he was the one I was scheduled to play originally.  This particular quest I know fairly well and its outcome was much better than I had occurred on Saturday night.

Suppply looking at his rewards for the Sentinels of Stormreach Story arc.

Harrgon also taking a look at his reward list for the Sentinels of Stormreach chain.

I was able to progress both Suppply and Harrgon through the Tide Turns, with some minor deathers in the traps, and was able to complete the Sentinel Story Arc with both characters.  I also had another little bonus with Harrgon.  He had also already completed all of the Three Barrel Cove quests that are part of the The Pirates of the Thunder Sea (Heroic) saga.  In fact, the only quest Harrgon didn’t have credit for was Irestone Inlet but that was because he had that quest completed well before that saga was developed.  So I went ahead and used my VIP ability to skip that quest to get the elite saga award for Harrgon.  I wound up picking up the guild renown and received a nice chunk of 51,000 renown for the Crypt Crawlers.  Nice indeed!!

Harrgon looking into the Pirates of the Thunder Sea (Heroic) Saga.

Harrgon scrolling through his list of quests for the saga.

Scrolling through the saga reward list.

Picking up the guild renown!!

So it was good to be able to complete a story arc with two characters at once and for one of those characters to pick up his first saga award.  I’m looking forward to doing this more in the future!!  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting down those pirates!!

Questing during the Week, August 25th to August 28th

My questing this week was quite diverse.  It started off with a typical Monday morning slayer run prior to work with a character on my premium account, Crawller (Level 5 Ranger).  Crawlller just started exploring the Tangleroot Wildnerness zone and is enjoying taking out his aggression on the wolves, spiders, and hobgoblins in Tangleroot.  Later that afternoon, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 16 Druid) who ventured out in the Ruins of Gianthold for the first time during his druid life :).  While I was out there, I took him through the quest, Trial by Fire (in the Troll Caves) and burned my way through it without any troubles at all on elite.  Later on Monday night, I logged on with Harrgon (Level 10 Favored Soul) and I took him out into Three Barrel Cove and ran the quests Guard Duty and Prove Your Worth on elite.  He also started the Pirates of the Thunder Sea Heroic Saga.  After those runs, I called it a night and headed to bed.

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Crawlller looking back down the path to the One Eyed Bugbear Inn in Tangleroot Gorge.

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Erdrique making his way to the Troll Caves.

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Erd battling an ancient arachnid in the Troll Caves.

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Fighting some cove scorpions out in Three Barrel Cove.

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Harrgon staring upon the second mate in Guard Duty.

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Harrgon taking down Old Ironsides in Prove Your Worth.

On Tuesday I took Berann (Level 7 Barbarian) into the Waterworks Slayer area to look for some rares and to collect some kobold slayers.  Later that afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 11 Fighter) and I took him into the Caverns of Korromar on elite.  I always look forward to running this particular quest because I remember struggling through it when I first started playing DDO and have a number of interesting memories concerning this quest.  Later that night, I logged on with Suppply (Level 8 Paladin) and I took him into the Irestone Inlet on hard and elite and then I took him into Stand Your Ground.  I logged out after those runs for the night.

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Berann hunting in the Waterworks slayer area.

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Hamllin looking over the courtyard of the Caverns of Korromar.

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Suppply battling the hordes of hobgoblins in Irestone Inlet.

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Suppply working on protecting the Statler brothers.

For my Wednesday morning slayer run, I brought on Rimuldar (Level 22 Wizard/Magister) and took him out into the Vale of Twilight for around 15 or 20 minutes.  After I got back from work, I logged back on with Erdrique and took him back out into the Ruins of Gianthold and tackled the quest A Cry for Help on elite.  The run was smooth and had no issues taking on the raksashas and their zakya cultists.

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Rimuldar dancing in the Vale of Twilight.

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Erdrique hunting out in the Ruins of Gianthold.

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Erdrique and his gang assaulting the zakya cultists.

Thursday was a “shorter” than usual day for me.  I did a morning slayer run with Garrrin (Level 21 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) who I took out hunting into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic).  I didn’t get a chance to run a quest prior to dinner, which is why my gaming session was shorter than usual.  However, I did get on Thursday night with Kolll (Level 21 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) and I was joined up with Hellsbain and we took on the Bargain of Blood on Epic Normal, and in retrospect we should have tackled it on Epic Hard.  We had no issues taking down the General Manager and his cronies.  After that run, I took off and logged out for the night.

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Garrrin hunting out in the Gianthold.

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Kolll and Hellsbain fighting the Blood Tide Pirates in the Bargain Bazaar.

So this week was a nice week of questing.  A good mixture of lower, middle, and epic questing.  I hope everybody else had a strong week. Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!